Foxhunt EP

by Enigmyst

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Enigmyst returns with a small EP, a taste of a much bigger project to come. Whet your appetite with several songs about the high seas (and one about alcoholism)!

Recorded in a basement, a bedroom, and a shed July 18th-July 27th.

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released July 28, 2017

Dean Cahill - Percussion
Shane Wilson - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Keys, Production

All songs written by Enigmyst except 'Winter' which was written by the band Falloe.

Cover art is the Jean Leon Gerome Ferris painting 'Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard, 1718' in the public domain.

Symbol created by Elijah Wiegel

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Track Name: Foxhunt
Wake up with the sun on your face
On a wooden ship in a foreign place
A nagging feeling, we can't be alone
As black flags amass to take all we own

Two on port, more on the starboard side
(I didn't sign up for this, I didn't sign up for this)
A sterling symbol of hatred emblazoned in white
(I didn't sign up for this, I didn't sign up for this)

The fire from above
Will send us beneath the waves
Sinking in our fears
The Devil knows how to row
Remembering a time
When we were anywhere but here

Get up wipe the blood off your back
With a desperate cry to fend off the attack
A vacant pleading, this can't be the end
While we bid farewell to out fallen friends

Two on port, more on the starboard side
(I didn't sign up for this, I didn't sign up for this)
A sterling symbol of hatred emblazoned in white
(I didn't sign up for this, I didn't sign up for this)

The fire from above
Will send us beneath the waves
Sinking in our fears
The Devil knows how to row
Remembering a time
When we were anywhere but here
Track Name: Correspondence
I’m drunk in the crow’s nest
But still it persists
The ache of my heart
And the pain in my wrists
I pray for forgiveness
The things that I’ve done
As shots turn to bottles
Undeserving of what was us

The moon calls my name
The ink bleeds to stain the page
I write in vain
To God, to you
in hopes that the message gets through

The Ocean is calling
My names in the breeze
While your beautiful body
Is dead in the sea
I pray for forgiveness
For what I did to you
And the unborn child
Asleep in your womb

You spoke through the pain
But darling you’d never change
It wasn't in vain
Oh God I knew
I hope that the message got through.

I’m sick of the bullshit
I’ve brought to you all
Been a waste of potential
Now I’m caught in the trawl
Perhaps I could make up
Recompense for my shame
Steer into the breakers
Help the waves earn their name

The fire fuels the flame
This ship a gilded cage
It isn’t in vain
There’s no God on crew
I hope that this message gets though

This isn’t for anyone
This isn’t for anyone
This isn’t for anyone
For no one haunts my dreams

My eyes to the ocean
Deep ‘neath my feet
turn the helm to the stones
As I plunge to the sea
Track Name: Winter
(LYRICS BY FALLOE)

Honey, I can't get out of bed
I've been losing sleep all winter
I try to hide what's in my heart
It gets harder to remember

I can't help thinking, Lorelei
I get slower by the hour
If nothing's said and nothing's done
do the demons come undone

(CHORUS)
Don't get angry
It's not your fault
I was always someone else in your arms
I know you're lonely
That's my fault
I was always somewhere else in your arms
(/CHORUS)

I should call the hospital
I've been coughing up blood all morning
I guess it don't matter how far you run
Things find a way of catching up

And I crawl on all fours (x4)

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Drunken Sailor (Live)
What’ll we do with a drunken sailor
Early in the morning

Put’m in the longboat ’til he’s sober
Early in the morning

Put’m in the scuppers with the hosepipe on’m
Early in the morning

Way hey and up she rises
Early in the morning
Track Name: Lowlands Away
I dreamed a dream the other night
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
My love she came, dressed all in white
Lowlands away

I dreamed my love came in my sleep
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
Her cheeks were wet, her eyes did weep
Lowlands away

She came to me at my bedside
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
All dressed in white, like some fair bride
Lowlands away

And bravely in her bosom fair
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
Her red, red rose, my love did wear
Lowlands away

She made no sound, no word she said
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
And then I knew my love was dead
Lowlands away

Then I awoke to hear the cry
Lowlands, lowlands away me John
Oh watch on deck
Oh watch, ahoy
Lowlands away